Political Power Player: Q & A with Chairman Rickey Cole

In the latest segment of our “Power Player’s” series, we interviewed Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey L. Cole of Ovett. Rickey has been a leader within the Democratic Party in one capacity or another for over 20 years and is currently serving as both the executive director and chair.

A farmer at heart and by profession, Rickey was the party’s nominee for Commissioner of Agriculture in 2007 narrowly losing to Lester Spell, who you may recall was a Democrat until he “evolved” into a republican in the summer of 2005. Rickey served as chairman of the party from 2000-2004 and was elected last year to take the reins again for the 2012-2016 term.

In a recent message to supporters, Chairman Cole was quoted as saying ” The Mississippi Democratic Party has been hard at work, revamping our infrastructure and building the necessary resources to help our candidates win in June”. He went on to say ” From strong incumbents to protect to exciting first time candidates to support, we are excited about the Democratic talent that will be on general election ballots across Mississippi”.

Check out our Interview with Mississippi Democratic Party Chair, Rickey Cole